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The Noble Two Hundred

By Nancy DeLong
April 26, 2017

Half a league half a league, 1.5 miles Half a league onward,  All in the hills and valley   Rode the two hundred:  'Forward, the Bike Brigade!  Charge for the rest stops he said:  Onto the Hole …

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A Special Message from Angel

By Angela "Angel" Uihlein
April 17, 2017

I am so thrilled to announce I recently accepted a 3-month summer position to be a nurse for none other than the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!!!

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There is no “I” in Team

By Billy Dudjoc
March 2, 2017

I only started road cycling in 2009 and am by no means an elite rider. I bought my first road bike with the idea of riding 100 miles in the Sierra Mountains to cure cancer. That was a life changing ye…

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A Place Where the Rain Stops and the Sun Shines

By Peter Nye
February 27, 2017

My first experience with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was in early August of 1995 as a volunteer for a 10 day session. I learned within hours that the ground on which I was roaming was hallowed. I w…

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I'm so grateful to have found AngelRide!

By Chaleen Abely, 9-year AngelRider
February 22, 2017

Paul Newman's vision of camp has impacted so many kids’ lives & AngelRide brings that same magical vision to kids who can't make it to camp. I like to think about it like this, I can, so I will, and I…

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We Are Family! AngelRide's First Flash Mob

By Lynn McCarthy
February 7, 2017

The AngelRide family is super good at supporting and cheering each other on! So the first ever AngleRide flash mob was organized to cheer on Nancy Krupienski. This was our chance to get a sense of how…

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AngelRide Blessings

By Donna Minotti
January 6, 2017

In 2011, my work as a health and wellness professional brought me one to one of my greatest blessings - an opportunity to train a group of cyclists to participate in an annual event called AngelRide. …

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Angel Ride 2016 - A Magical Weekend!

By Carly Eisley
June 22, 2016

2016 was my first year as an Angel Rider. Let's just say... It definitely won't be my last. On Memorial Day Weekend I took to the roads with 600 cyclists and volunteers on a mission to help bring joy…

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AngelRide is Life-Changing

By Tommy Naples
June 2, 2016

I'm writing this on Tuesday night, after finishing my first AngelRide over the Memorial Day weekend. I'm still trying to wrap my head around those two days, but I’m compelled to get these thoughts on …

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Must be AngelRide Magic

By Eoana Sturges
May 21, 2016

It's been a cold and rainy spring in Vermont and I just wasn't feeling the energy on any of my training rides. Even when it warmed enough to take off a layer of insulation and I was hill training I ju…

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The Most Amazing Group

By Dana Bean – Rider Year #8
April 19, 2016

AngelRiders are amazing. They train hard and fundraise. They ride a LOT of hills in whatever weather they can safely manage. They are positive, energized, excited people and I’m proud to be one of the…

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From Camper to AngelRider: Pay it Forward With Me

By Gerald Payfer
April 12, 2016

About 25 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. To an 8-year-old child, it initially meant little more than feeling very ill. However, the look from my parents told volumes. None of us knew we were ab…

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Bottom Line: Ask yourself, “does this align with my values?” Yes? Then make ‘the ask’. It’s worth it!

By Lynn McCarthy
April 6, 2016

Did you know 85 percent of people polled do not donate because they haven’t been asked? Imagine that? I, too, found it hard to believe. But the more I talk to fundraising professionals, the more I rea…

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A Troubadour’s Take on AngelRide

By Kristen Graves
March 23, 2016

I first learned about AngelRide about a year ago. Lynn and Fred (the founders/directors) came to one of my concerts, and introduced themselves. They told me what they were about and what they were pla…

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Your Team Leaders: Working Hard & Having Fun

By Lynn McCarthy
March 16, 2016

AngelRide is most definitely filled to the brim with the most amazing people in the world! Take the 27 persnickety team leaders who are working diligently to ensure AngelRide 2016 will be the most bea…

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Hey Free Wheelin' Angel Riders!

By Rob Cassie
February 17, 2016

As we pedal towards another Memorial Day weekend spent with passionate and inspiring everyday folks, I am asking myself how I got involved with this great event. Simply, I am a proud volunteer becaus…

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Why Exactly is Michael Pfarr Doing This?

By Michael Pfarr
February 10, 2016

I embarked on my first AngelRide expecting nothing more than a typical charity ride. What I got, instead, was a truly life-changing experience.

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Warren Lieff's Path to AngelRide

By Warren Lieff
January 20, 2016

My path to AngelRide was not direct, but has proven to be one of the most amazing journeys of my life. My passion for cycling didn't happen until later in life and was the result of teaching my son Br…

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My Conspiracy Theory

By Lynn McCarthy
January 13, 2016

I’ve been thinking about the good things in my life. Counting my blessings, giving gratitude, and acknowledging the gifts. Call it what you will. It’s a practice. Deepak Chopra reminds me, “Life isn’t…

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Kenny Osborn: AngelRide 2015

By Kenny Osborn
June 26, 2015

On Sunday night after the ride into Mystic, we sat fireside under a star filled sky telling stories and laughing in the warm and smoky air when the realization settled in to each of us. Somehow it h…

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Kyle Says Thank You

By Kyle Hilborn
June 10, 2015

Thank you for everything you did this past weekend. It was one of the most incredible and most enjoyable weekends I have ever had.

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True Colors

By Lizzie Parsons
May 18, 2015

This is a poem by former Camper Lizzie Parsons, who is celebrating her 10th year cancer free. Her whole family has participated in AngelRide from the very start, well before anyone imagined cancer arr…

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George Bussman's AngelRide Story

By George Bussman
May 14, 2015

As Mr. Paul Newman and several wise physicians discovered decades earlier, giving children who have been diagnosed with severe and often terminal diseases the chance to interact and play with their pe…

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What makes AngelRide so special?

By Andy Heeps
May 11, 2015

Many people have asked me what makes AngelRide and the Hole in The Wall Gang Hospital Outreach Program (HITWG - HOP) so special, what is it that brings riders back year after year. I think I might fin…

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My AngelRide Experience: James Wheeler

By James Wheeler
May 8, 2015

Have you ever thought about riding your bike across the state you live in? I hadn’t until last December when my mom suggested that I do the Angel Ride. Angel Ride is an annual two day bike ride from N…

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